A vintage plated and engine turned propelling pencil, with amethyst glass inset at the end and produced presumably to commemorate the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley. The words and date Wembley 1925, together with the stylised figure of a lion are engraved along one side of the pencil.
The pencil functions by turning the bottom (pencil) end of the tube, rather than the top end where the amethyst glass inset sits.
The propelling end of the pencil appears to have suffered some loss (see photographs) and there is also some loss to the plate on the finial and the upper end of the main body – these have proved a little difficult to photograph.
Despite the loss of metal at the tip, the pen does function, retaining as it does a little nub of lead still within the tube.There are some minor nicks and scratches to the amethyst glass inset. The pencil measures approximately 3.75in in length.
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